- JOURNAL OF SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE Journal
- May 2015
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- Next generation applications will demand more cost-effective programming abstractions to reduce increasing maintenance and development costs. In this context, the article explores the integration of an efficient programming language and high-level real-time programming abstractions. The resulting abstraction is called Embedded Cyber Physical C (ECP-C) and it is useful for designing real-time applications directly on C. The abstraction has its roots on the real-time Java: one of the most modern programming languages, which benefited from mature programming patterns previously developed for other languages. It also targets embedded processors running on limited hardware. ECP-C takes the programming abstractions described in real-time Java and reflects them into a C application system, providing extensions for multi-threading, resource sharing, memory management, external event, signaling, and memory access. It also reports on the performance results obtained in a set of infrastructures used to check ECP-C, providing clues on the overhead introduced by these mechanisms on limited infrastructures. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
- real-time; c programming language; real-time systems; real-time programming languages; arduino